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University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships
University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships

Investment Funds for U-M Startups

Accelerate Blue Fund

  • Milestone-driven Investments ($25k – 300k through convertible instruments)
  • Run by Innovation Partnerships

Biomedical Venture Fund

  • Biomedical focus
  • Milestone-driven Investments ($50k-$300k through convertible instruments)
  • 10 investments
  • Jointly run by Engineering & Medicine

Osage University Partners

  • U-M is limited partner in venture fund focused on university startups
  • Invests through primarily through sharing in U-M’s participation rights
  • 6 investments in U-M startups
  • Typically does not lead

Michigan Investment in New Technology Startups (MINTS)

  • Run out of U-M Investment Office (Endowment); launched in 2011
  • Invest up to $2.5M per round ($5M total per company)
  • Typically preferred stock investments; following lead investors
  • Over 30 investments